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Our thoughts and prayer to all Sealy residents and surrounding area after damages from the tornado. My family had a Shamrock station in the early 70's on the corner of Highway 36 and Main Street. We … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his second biennial “State of the State” address to a joint session of the Texas Legislature on Jan. 31.  In exercising his prerogative as governor, … more
Movies, like any form of art, resonate with everyone in a different way. I don’t particularly like music while many of my closest friends find it as an important aspect to their lives. I can look … more
My family moved from little ol’ Crockett, Texas, to the big Aggieland city of College Station when I was 7 years old. I didn’t particularly like it there, and I didn’t have any friends since we … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 21 sent a letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath ordering immediate action to ensure the safety of children in Texas schools following the … more
I joined the Human Trafficking Committee. Yes, you read that right. This does not actually mean that I’ll be participating in human trafficking, but rather, a guy in my Sunday school class … more
Recently, my 7-year-old was acting perfectly. He got ready for church, acted saintly during mass, said thank you without being prompted after doughnuts, unloaded the dishwasher when we arrived home, … more
Snuggling puppies is my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, a good baby nuzzle is 12 out of 10, but having a well-trained canine snuggle companion is plum hard to beat. My first puppy lover was … more
So the first week of the new year I got sick. Sniffles, a cough, a lot of mucus and a lack of sleep. I’m not looking for sympathy here; I think everyone in town was sick. But it did put a damper on … more
To the editor: I want to thank you so much for covering, in photos, so beautifully, our annual Chamber banquet and the open house event held to celebrate The Bellville Perk Coffee House. The bold … more
I’ll give credit where it’s due. I’m not always accurate in my reporting. We rely on our sources to tell us the truth and sometimes we don’t have the time or resources to verify the … more
AUSTIN — Texas lawmakers will have just under $100 billion to use for the non-constitutional spending portion of state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019. The 10-member Legislative Budget Board, … more
AUSTIN — Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez defeated Houston businessman Andrew White, the son of the late former governor, Mark White, in the May 22 Texas Democratic Party primary … more
There are times when we can tell what’s going on without even seeing it or smelling it. Just take the other morning at the Mule Barn truck stop. Most of the charter members of the world dilemma … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed Nov. 3 as Houston Astros Day, honoring the American League champions for winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series. The Astros won their fourth … more
So about that Yuli Gurriel gesture in the dugout … If you’ve been living under a rock, let me fill you in. The 33-year-old Gurriel, a Cuban first baseman for the Houston Astros, made a racist … more
The word “dynasty” shouldn’t be thrown around casually in sports. It’s one of the hardest things a team can establish and if they’re able to, it etches their name in history. The Houston … more
AUSTIN — Ted Cruz of Texas was one of three United States senators who requested that respondents to the 2020 decennial census be asked if they are citizens of the United States. When Commerce … more
AUSTIN — State Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Nov. 29 announced the transfer of $1.47 billion into the State Highway Fund and the Economic Stabilization Fund, with $734 million going into each … more
My sophomore year in high school, I attempted to play varsity football. I had played for my middle school and freshman teams so I decided that it was only logical to continue on to junior varsity and … more
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